Archive for July, 2009
30 Jul 2009
Well, it's been almost two months since my last update. I suppose if this were a blog, that would be unacceptable.
Anyway, I still don't have anything interesting to say, so I'll have to defer to others.
First, Richard Simkin has some helpful thoughts about congregational singing:
We must get rid of the idea that bands, organists or choirs provide the music for churches. Instead, it’s the congregation which makes up the choir that sings praises to God — the congregation is the main provider of the music that reaches God’s ears (and that we hope pleases him). Musicians may facilitate congregational singing, but that’s all we do.
Then James Cary puts Twitter in perspective:
What is this web-based fad doing and showing us about ourselves? It demonstrates a longing for community and friendship. ... We inflate our sense of self-importance and consider ourselves to be something of a celebrity. ... For those of us who tweet, or use Facebook, it is worth considering what kind of person we are presenting. Is it the real us?
That's enough for today. For those of you following my celebrity life, a link to this post should soon appear on my Twitter page.